A game for 2 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try
to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.
In this game, you can add, subtract, multiply or divide the numbers
on the dice. Which will you do so that you get to the end of the
number line first?
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
This challenge is a game for two players. Choose two numbers from the grid and multiply or divide, then mark your answer on the number line. Can you get four in a row before your partner?
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
A game for 2 or more players with a pack of cards. Practise your
skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to hit
the target score.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
A variant on the game Alquerque
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
A game for 2 or more people. Starting with 100, subratct a number from 1 to 9 from the total. You score for making an odd number, a number ending in 0 or a multiple of 6.
Have a go at this game which involves throwing two dice and adding
their totals. Where should you place your counters to be more
likely to win?
A number card game for 2-6 players.
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
You'll need two dice to play this game against a partner. Will Incey Wincey make it to the top of the drain pipe or the bottom of the drain pipe first?
In this game for two players, the idea is to take it in turns to choose 1, 3, 5 or 7. The winner is the first to make the total 37.
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
This is an adding game for two players.
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
A game for 2 players. Using 2 dice, some counters and a games board, can you form a line of counters from one side of the board to the other?
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the
numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
A game for 2 people. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
Match the halves.
Take it in turns to place a domino on the grid. One to be placed horizontally and the other vertically. Can you make it impossible for your opponent to play?
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.